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Weekend Box Office Results 2008-04-14 07:30:38

Box Office: A Memorable Prom Weekend

Maybe it's that time of the year, or perhaps there was a strong nationwide desire to see a scary movie, but whatever the reason, horror flick Prom Night was crowned queen at the box office this weekend. Variety reports that the movie's $22.7 million marks the best opening for a horror picture so far this year, possibly due to the teen-friendly PG-13 rating.

Though Street Kings is loaded with bloodshed and big names like Forest Whitaker and Keanu Reeves, it was still no match for the teen screamfest, earning second place with an estimated $12 million. 21, on the other hand, is still performing well, taking the third spot with $11 million. It was followed by Nim's Island, Leatherheads, and Horton Hears a Who.

Little family comedy Smart People starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page, and Dennis Quaid came in No. 7 earning about $4.2 million. The overall box office is still experiencing a slump compared to last year. I wonder if Forgetting Sarah Marshall will get more folks to the theaters next weekend?

And if you're curious about Prom Night, head over to movies.ivillage.com for the trailer and video clips.

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures

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Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 7 years
i must confess: I saw Porm Night this past Sunday, it was a fun movie. It wasnt scary but its one of those movies you watch and make fun of IF you have $10.50 to spare or a free movie ticket.
caligirl25 caligirl25 7 years
This is an even better way to spend $10!
luvofashion luvofashion 7 years
wouldnt go c this movie even if i got free tix... its going to be a DUMB movie
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 7 years
(Or, to be fair, maybe in adulthood we lack the capacity to become truly spooked.)
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 7 years
I'd kill (!) for a marvelously frightening movie right now -- but Prom Night? Seriously? (Lame.) I don't know if filmmakers posses the capacity to scare us anymore.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 7 years
A PG-13 horror movie, how is that even possible?
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 7 years
This weeknd school is out and I'm going to catch the Forbidden Kingdom(woohoo) and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
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